Saturday, May 30, 2015

Giro Stage 19: Under Control

Astana obviously had a plan for the end of the stage today.  Virtually the entire team could be seen driving the pace on the front of the ever diminishing peloton.  The goal seemed to be to zap the legs of everyone else in the race, hoover up all of the early breakaway and then launch someone or some two guys off of the front for a stage victory.  The hope of taking the Maglia Rosa off of the shoulders of the uber talented Alberto Contador (Tinkoff Saxo) had certainly taken flight out the window, but a stage victory and a two, three on the podium was all but certain.

Every vigilante, you can see the Pink Jersey, dancing on the pedals and keeping a sharp eye on the boys in blue.  By this point in the stage, Contador was down to just his two most talented lieutenants, Roman Kreuziger and Mick Rogers.  Contador, however, has proven he can do a stellar job defending the jersey on his own.

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